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Steve Adler

Mayor of Austin

Steve Adler is Austin’s 52nd Mayor, having won re-election in 2018 by 40 points in a field of 8 candidates. His top priorities include mobility, affordability and equity for all Austinites. Adler is a Trustee of the United States Conference of Mayors, Past Chair of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) policy board, and Vice President of the National Council of Democratic Mayors.

While he’s been in office the City of Austin passed the largest mobility and affordable housing bonds in its history. The city raised its minimum city wage to $15/hr, passed city-wide sick leave and second chance hiring protections. Still working on the homelessness challenge, the city has become one of a limited number of cities to achieve effective net zero veteran homelessness. The city has become a world leader on climate change action.

Mayor Adler has received broad recognition for innovative leadership. Foreign Policy named him a Global reThinker and Living Cities included Mayor Adler on its list of 25 Disruptive Leaders (along with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and author Ta-Nehisi Coates) to mark that organization’s 25th anniversary.

9.15 - 9.35

April 28th Conference Day One

Transforming Austin through Intelligent Infrastructure

Austin is fast establishing itself as the blueprint for national deployment of intelligent infrastructure. The City has already passed Resolutions of Support on smart city technologies, smart mobility, and charging networks, climate protection. The Mayor of Austin has thrown his support behind the Intelligent Infrastructure coalition growing in the region. In this presentation, the Mayor of Austin will discuss the digitization of Austin and the importance of Intelligent Infrastructure for the future of the city.

 

Steve Adler, Mayor, City of Austin